And she inspired the world to do the same.
I was never a sports fan, let alone a big basketball fan, but I knew of Bill Russell. How could anyone not know he was a multiple NBA champion?
We celebrate the life, literature, and legacy of the incomparable James Baldwin, one of America’s most impactful and prescient writers, and share works by John Metta, William Spivey, and Rebecca Hyman that honor Baldwin’s “A Letter to My Nephew.”
She was one of us, the incarnation of the beauty, intelligence, and poise we Black folks saw in our mothers, sisters, aunts, and cousins. Nichols represented all that society denied Black women could be.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 31: Honoring the father of Orlando’s civil rights movement, Father Nelson Pinder; why it’s never too late to pursue your dreams; and Madison Pattin on the ongoing work of antiracism.
The text of abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass’s July 5, 1852, speech in his hometown of Rochester, New York.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 7: “True Friendship Can Transcend Race,” Dan Hislop on Howard Thurman (mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.) and the source of his peace in the face of hatred
“If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” —Dr. Carter G. Woodson.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 6: Clay Rivers on why celebrating Black History Month will always matter and “Rosa Parks: More Than a One-Hit Wonder” by Sabrina Bryant.
In an industry that empowered only white men, Betty White stood up for racial equity
Frederick Douglass lectured on anti-slavery, temperance, women’s rights, racism, and social justice for all. He also edited and owned newspapers.
The most celebrated Black man of his era, Frederick Douglass was also the most photographed American of any race in the 19th century.